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20 nights of camping: to count or not to count

I saw this post today on Scouting Magazine about what counts as a night of camping for the Camping Merit Badge and what does not.  Funny, this topic comes up in my unit at least once each year…right around the Stake Fathers & Sons campout.  I thought my troop was the only one with parents trying to finagle non-scouting camps to count toward their scout’s Camping MB.  Why… why must parents look for shortcuts or show their kids that it’s OK to lower the bar to accomplish a goal. Com’on parents, HELP KEEP THE BAR HIGH!! I’m not going to repeat … Continue reading

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